Cowdenbeath 2 - 5 Inverness CT

League Cup Match
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, 7:45 PM at Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Attendance: 374
Referee: John McKendrick
Cowdenbeath Inverness CT

Goalscorers
Jordyn Sheerin (24)
Jordyn Sheerin (81)
Tom Walsh (34)
Tom Walsh (41)
Aaron Doran (45)
George Oakley (73)
Aaron Doran (80)

Team Managers
Gary Bollan John Robertson

Starting Eleven
David McGurn
Fraser Mullen
Jason Talbot
Jamie Pyper
David Marsh
Blair Malcolm
Robert Buchanan
Martin Scott
Bradley Smith
David Cox
Jordyn Sheerin
Mark Ridgers
Shaun Rooney
Coll Donaldson
Carl Tremarco
Brad Mckay
Joe Chalmers
Tom Walsh
Aaron Doran
Liam Polworth
Jordan White
Nathan Austin

Bench
James Patrick Scullion
Mark Fotheringham
Harvey Swann
Kyle Miller
Ryan Goodfellow
Cameron Muirhead
Daniel Hoban
Jamie McCart
Riccardo Calder
Charlie Trafford
Sean Welsh
Zak Elbouzedi
George Oakley

Substitutions
Kyle Miller -> Martin Scott (56)
Cameron Muirhead -> Bradley Smith (74)
James Patrick Scullion -> Blair Malcolm (86)
George Oakley for Nathan Austin (67)
Charlie Trafford for Jordan White (74)

Bookings
David Marsh (85) None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Ridgers (GK) 46 apps -
Joe Chalmers 47 apps5 goals
Shaun Rooney 2 apps -
Coll Donaldson 35 apps1 goal
Carl Tremarco 141 apps12 goals
Brad Mckay 75 apps3 goals
Liam Polworth 162 apps15 goals
Aaron Doran 197 apps29 goals
Tom Walsh 2 apps2 goals
Nathan Austin 15 apps8 goals
Jordan White 2 apps -
Charlie Trafford (sub) 30 apps -
George Oakley (sub) 46 apps13 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Shaun Rooney (21 years 361 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (32 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 159 days
Domestic Players:8 (72.73 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Zak Elbouzedi (20 years 108 days)
Oldest Player:Carl Tremarco (32 years 287 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 186 days
Domestic Players:11 (61.11 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Aaron Doran reached 30 goals for the Club.
Aaron Doran reached 30 goals for the Club.

Blue Brazil no match for the Black & Golds: Inverness played a midweek Betfred League Cup tie at Central Park and after falling behind to a superb strike from Jordyn Sheerin they went in at the break 3-1 ahead. Tom Walsh scored a brilliant double and Aaron Doran stabbed home a third right on half time. After the break it was goals galore with George Oakley, Aaron Doran and Jordyn Sheerin rounding off the scoring.

John Robertson shuffled the pack a little with George Oakley and Charlie Trafford dropping to the bench. In came Tom Walsh who was scoring for fun in pre-season and Jordan White with new signing Sean Welsh on the bench alongside Zak Elbouzedi, Riccardo Calder and Jamie McCart.

Cowdenbeath were relishing this challenge just three days after beating Raith Rovers with striker Jordyn Sheerin the dangerman leading the line and former County midfielder Martin Scott in the ranks.

Inverness kicked off in their snazzy new away strip and Nathan Austin was first to threaten in the third minute from a Brad McKay pass but David McGurn in the Cowdenbeath goal blocked his effort.

First stab for the hosts saw David Cox snatch at a long range shot but it went well over and soon after Jordan White saw a header tipped over by McGurn.

Captain Carl made a hash of a pass in defence and the hosts should have taken the lead but Cox thumped the ball over the bar from almost underneath it after Sheerin teed him up. What a let off.

Inverness never heeded that warning and a few minutes later Sheerin blasted a ball into the top corner from around 20 yards to open the scoring in the 24th minute. Welcome to Central Park!

Inverness looked for an early reply but Liam Polworth's shot was straight at the keeper and after half an hour the visitors were making heavy weather of it until Tom Walsh latched onto a White knock down on the edge of the box and smashed the ball home. Great goal in his first start for the club after 34 minutes.

Tom Walsh turned this game on it's head with a second goal in the 41st minute after he dribbled his way into the box to slot home a superb solo effort off the post.

Just on the break Aaron Doran stole in to meet a header from White and scored a third Inverness goal with the defenders claiming for hand ball. What an incredible end to a half that looked flat for the visitors for half an hour.

Half Time 1-3

Cowdenbeath tried to get back into the game and Robbie Buchanan had a shot deflected over before Tremarco stopped Sheerin from racing through on goal, but at the other end a big shout for a penalty as Doran is brought down by Mullen.

Just before the hour Doran went through on goal but his shot was half stopped by McGurn before being hooked off the line by Miller and moments later Doran put Austin through but he fluffed his lines and that was enough for Robbo as Austin was replaced by George Oakley with about 25 minutes left.

Walsh came close to his third goal but his shot went just wide of the mark. Moments later Oakley scored the fourth after he lashed home a loose ball from keeper McGurn who had stopped a White effort.

The Caley Jags went nap when Doran scored his second goal of the night as he diverted a Charlie Trafford shot into the net four minutes after the Canadian came on as a sub.

Raining goals now and Sheerin grabbed his second in the 81st minute after being sent clear. It could have been more but Tremarco made a frantic headed clearance on the line to deny Buchanan.

Full Time 2-5

After a shaky start Inverness came good and Tom Walsh scored a couple of crackers to get us on our way. He seems to be a baller with an eye for goal.

Bit of a goalfest in the end but after going ahead Inverness were always on top. Good entertainment for the 373 fans and Mantis.

Match report written by tm4tj